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Personality factors in intermittent claudication related to the outcome of self-care program.

Authors
  • Keltikangas-Järvinen, L
  • Lindfors, O
  • Lepäntalo, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Volume
19
Issue
1
Pages
7–11
Identifiers
PMID: 3576140
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The relationship between personality factors in intermittent claudication and the patient's compliance with the therapeutic regimen was studied. Fifty-three patients with intermittent claudication were clinically examined, interviewed and tested with the Wechsler Intelligence Test, the Rorschach Test and the Ceasarec-Marke Inventory. The patients were given self-care program with four recommendations. After half a year, the clinical examinations and interviews were repeated. The results showed that the compliance with self-care program was relatively poor. Hostility, aggressiveness and affect-lability were obstacles to compliance. Obsessive-compulsive and dependent patients as well as those with strong guilt feelings followed the regimen best.

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